Microsoft Celebrates Xbox 10th Anniversary with Interactive Timeline

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Microsoft Celebrates Xbox 10th Anniversary with Interactive Timeline

Microsoft Celebrates Xbox 10th Anniversary with Interactive Timeline

As the Xbox turned ten today, Microsoft is celebrating the anniversary with the launch of an interactive timeline showing the platform history. The platform first debuted on March 14, 2002.

The timeline is available on Xbox.com and takes you on your own personal journey from your first Xbox experience through the hardware, software and entertainment launches over the last 10 years.

It commemorates the original console launch through to the controller-free revolution with Kinect, and the host of live TV, music, movie and social media partners on Xbox Live who are helping us change the way people enjoy entertainment in their living rooms.

As seen from the screenshot above, some interesting figures showing that total console sales surpassed 108,000,000. You can access the interactive timeline by visiting this link

XBOX 720 Hardware Specs Revealed! 6 Times More Powerful

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Consoles, Gadgets, Microsoft, Rumors, Sony, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Xbox 720

Xbox 720

The chipset for the XBOX 360 successor, XBOX 720, was put into production earlier this year, and will be going into mass production by the end of 2012 according to a technology news report by Fudzilla.

Recent speculation that the new main System on a Chip (SoC) for the Next Xbox (or Xbox 720, if you like) began production is apparently accurate; the SoC did indeed start production in late December of 2011. Sources tell us that the code name for the chip is Oban, and it is being produced by both IBM and Global Foundries for Microsoft.

ATI  7 Series

ATI 7 Series

The report also goes on to add “the power behind the next Xbox will be a PowerPC CPU that is married to an ATI Southern Islands GPU, or modified 7000 series.”. This overall boost in power will make the 720 almost 6 times more powerful as it’s predecessor.

The Xbox 720 will probably not be announced at this years E3. But the chances are, it will be in stores by Christmas 2013 onwards. Furthermore developer kits will be distributed later this year, so the public won’t be getting it anytime soon.

The Wii U is still scheduled for release December 2012. However, will Microsoft attach a Blu Ray player onto the new console even if they have to pay royalties to Sony?

[via nyleveia]

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